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life. >> reporter: everywhere erin goes now she says her gun is on her, after that terrifying night three weeks ago. >> i looked up and he was like this, pointing the gun straight at me and i'm just looking at the end of the gun. >> reporter: three men, one of them armed, broke into erin's house an hour outside of houston. she was alone with her 6-year-old son. out numbered and scared, the young mother had one thought. >> my gun, my gun, my gun. that was it. that was the only thing that was going to save me. >> reporter: erin tricked the intruders into her bedroom where she managed to grab her gun. >> i just turned and i shot. >> reporter: she shot one of them in the stomach. another wrestled her gun away, kneeing her in the eye, but all three fled. erin believes having a gun saved her life. erin did eventually call 911, but she wasn't able to until after the intruders had left. and a lot of women who believe they need guns for self-defense are concerned that help won't get there in time. >> line up your sites. >> reporter: patsy quigley has been training women and writing books abo
heartbeat. >> steady. >> reporter: erin knows what he knows, that this heartbeat can never be taken for granted because it has made possible a very special kind of love. >> i never thought i could be so much in love with another person. >> i didn't have any words to describe it. it was just this, you know, connection. >> reporter: at 17 connor rabinowitz had been a star catcher being recruited by division 1 schools. his life changed in 2005 when they told him that he needed a new heart, that if he didn't get one he would die. kellen roberts was a seattle kid, very alive, generous to a fault. a free spirit, whimsical and spontaneous, drove his red truck all over the country, lived life on his terms. >> he traveled all over the world. he traveled the united states. he jammed in as much as he could and you know what, it left a much better legacy for us. >> reporter: march 7th, 2005 on a trip to sioux falls, south dakota, kellen hit his head in a freak accident. he died there far from home, but not far from minneapolis. he was an organ donor. >> scared. we drive to the hospital and they
than anyone understands what's in connor's heart. erin you see was kellan's sister. >> it's priceless to know that a part of something you love so much can continue on and not just continue on in existence but be the life force for someone else. i don't know if there's any words to describe that. >> reporter: they say they fell in love almost immediately. >> instantly. >> i have a vividly in my head just looking over, feeling her mom hug me and just staring in her eyes. >> reporter: to some it's a strange love. but they had to give it a shot. when you are young and in love, you follow your heart. erik johnson, komo 4 news. >> extraordinary. >> tears. >> incredible story and our thanks to komo for bringing it to us. >>> coming up here on the broadcast we'll take a little bit of a left turn in the outrage of the latest "sports illustrated" swimsuit. not outrage over what they're wearing but who they're posing with. >>> glide on. ginger is flying high in her latest adventure, this time soaring into the skies over colombia. >>> coming up in "fixation" best moment in the slam dunk competit
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